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New Release!
September 2021

Ruling a village is no easy task. More so when you are 7-years old. Can Abioye convince the chiefs that good leaders come in all shapes and sizes?

This book  presents the subject of servant-leadership in a very straightforward and relatable way for little minds to understand.


The  vivid and beautiful illustrations of the West African landscape and culture will captivate young readers.


For lovers of Sulwe and The Water Princess.

Perfect for classrooms and homes with kids aged 5-8 years old.

Books By Yewande

Big Ideas for Little Minds

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The Little Regent

Coming September 2021.

Ruling a village is no easy task. More so when you are 7-years old. To succeed, Abioye must remember her father's advice, and prove that good leaders come in all shapes and sizes. A great way to teach kids about servant leadership.


What's the Worst That Could Happen?

What's the Worst that Could Happen? Easy for grandma to say. But all Kayla could imagine were worst case scenarios as she tried to settle in her new school. Will Kayla overcome her fear? Or will an overactive imagination get in the way?

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New Immigrant Series

Want to teach your kids about dealing with change while learning a new culture? Then the Sade series is for you. Buy the first book in the series here.

Full series available on Amazon.

About the Author


Yewande Daniel-Ayoade is a Nigerian-Canadian author and indie publisher. 

She writes children's books that she describes as "big ideas for little minds" because she presents serious topics in fun and engaging ways so that kids can easily understand them.

Through her company, Jewels & Pearls Publishing, she aims to increase representation of African characters in children's books.


Yewande, her husband, and five kids live in Calgary, Alberta.

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Why Me?

I am an accomplished public speaker with over a decade of experience teaching both adults and kids in classroom and conference settings. I have worked as a university instructor and technical trainer, and taught children's Sunday School classes and camps for fifteen years.

I bring a lot of energy to my presentations and your students will find me very engaging and inspirational.


"We were thrilled to have Yewande visit our students virtually. She was engaging with the students and even virtually had a presence that helped them to be focused as she taught them about the writing process. Yewande read her book, 'Sade: We're Moving to Canada' and asked questions along the way to get them to think about how Sade felt. Her book was relatable to many of our students and had them wanting to read more of her books! It was a pleasure to have you visit as part of our I Read Canadian Day. You were fantastic and the students and teachers loved having you! Thank you, Yewande."

Jennifer Lockhart

Elementary Principal

Bearspaw Christian School